Jennifer McCann announced as Junior Minister
Sinn Féin today announced that West Belfast Assembly member Jennifer McCann will take over from new MEP Martina Anderson as a Junior Minister in OFM/dFM.
Speaking at a press conference in Stormont this morning Ms McCann said:
“I am delighted to have been asked by the party to serve as a Junior Minister. Sinn Féin are about bringing about change and about delivering equality. This is our approach in government.
“I have a background in working with some of the most vulnerable in our society and in one of the most disadvantaged areas in the north. Government needs to work for people and communities like this. Especially now in the face of Tory imposed welfare reforms and a massive cut in the block grant.
“I am committed to building on the work carried out in the previous term by Gerry Kelly and more recently by Martina across a range of issues. These include the Inquiry into Institutional Abuse, bringing a conclusion to the CSI strategy and driving forward investment through the Barrosso taskforce.
“We are facing into challenging times for politics on this island and as a part of a Ministerial, Assembly and all-Ireland team I believe that we are ideally placed to meet the many challenges which will undoubtedly lie ahead.”